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're no exception. so i think when you look at the sector, it's a more defensive space than you might think. and in our case, we're a total return story. we are pay agonize dividend with this offering. we feel good about the offering that we have. >> it is very unusual that you said you're going to be offering investors a dividend. very rare for a new public company to do that. why did you decide to offer a dividend? >> it speaks of the strength of the company. we generate a lot of free cash flow. we're looking at a total return for our investors. a dividend is a big part of that. that's a solid part we can offer. >> do you think that's going bring more investors to buy into the stock? >> people are look for yield these days, for sure. and that's certainly an advantage. >> and the seaworld ipo by the way is one of the five biggest offers in the u.s. this year. >>> still to come on the program, the housing mke sis of. and with the nation's home builder schedule due to report their earnings next week, we take a look at the one company you should watch. but first, here is a look at how interna
that says maybe you should move back into tech and out of some of those defensive consumer areas. >> we're not there. we've been advocating what we've been calling stocks with bond-like characteristics for better part of two years and we really pressed that at the beginning of this year. we are not ready to make that change. if through earnings season and as we get into the full april data set you really were to see a significant correction, probably in the overall market but certainly in those capital spend sensitive sectors, then you might get a window to do it. but we would not be doing that today. >> obviously, barry, then the alternative might be to continue to buy some of these defensive names and we see them at the top of the list today. the verizons and pepsis. don't you run into a valuation question there? how expensive do they get when even they are not a good alternative? >> we don't think valuation matters a whole lot for those stocks. we think it is more about the huge tentacle created by fed buying and now bank of japan. some of that buying weakened into the u.s. this is t
in boston the defense against terrorists is putting some companies that are not well known names into the spotlight. jackie deangelis working that angle. >> good afternoon. the boston bombings brings attention back to security and safety issues here at home. there definitely are some companies that could see an uptick from increased orders in security software and equipment. oppenheimer highlighting video monitors and communications, interception solutions that enable realtime online tracking of suspicious activities. companies like nice systems and verint both leaders in that space. crt capital feeling other significant sporting events will respond to the boston incident by stepping up their security measures as well. crt adding osi systems, american science and engineering, and also flir systems to the list of their names to watch. there are also security monitoring equipment companies like honeywell. honeywelcome pets in this space with united technologies and tyco international which also offers various security monitoring technology equipment. ingersoll rand, they have a sec
, tinto or cliffs natural resources were also weak. defensive names like walmart were also done, but fared better. the main catalyst for the sell off was concerns about slower global growth. china reported gdp for the first quarter below expectations. with europe in recession, trader rs now worried where is the growth going to come from. i'm bob pisani at the new york stock exchange. >> as bob just mentioned, the price of gold plunged today, recording its second worst loss ever and closing below $1400 an ounce for the time in more than two years. today was the first time ever that the dow and price of spot gold both recorded triple digit losses. why is selloff and what may be next for the precious metal? jackie deangelis has our report. >> another massive selloff in the gold market today, but what's fuelling the fur rouse rotation? several factors are at play including the continued strength in the equity market. gold had lost its luster, but gold is also an inflation hedge and as long as the fed continues with its stimulus program, investors believe inflation is likely to remain in check.
is investors chasing the most defensive areas, when you see coca-cola and general mills and these great companies and that's the leadership area of the market, that doesn't express global growth. we want to show those, the energy names and that's real in this country and that's not going to get the respect. the housing recovery is real and it's not going to get that respect and we need to show that is the future of the economy and to do that, the economy will stand on its own two feet and otherwise it will be renters of stocks and not buyers of stocks and they'll believe that the fed is propping up the market and the market can't stand on its own two feet. what should we do? what is an investor to do now? sure, again, the volatile that's crept out of the market can be an opportunity for investors and if we look at what's been left behind in this rally and we talk about something like energy. if you believe the global growth story is real and some of the industrial names that are down in sympathy with gold and that's where an opportunity lies and if you look at the miners and the industr
, but these deflationary pressures have been in play since the end of january when commodities started falling, defensive sectors started leading. you get the sense that something's happening, you get the feeling that something's about to hurt and then the spasm happens. when you have deflationary junctures, which is what every part of the market place is seeing is happening right now, that $85 billion a month is not enough from the fed -- >> you're making reference to how much they're buying every month when it comes to securities out? >> correct. >> peter anderson, bank of america may have set the tone this morning with that disappointing earnings report, yes? >> y >> yes, it was. and that's symptomatic of the -- >> peter, hang on one second. we'll have to do this for the next couple of hours as more news continues to break. let's go to sue herrera with the latest. what do you have, sue? >> bill, our team on the ground in boston is reporting to us that the federal courthouse in boston is now being evacuated. you're looking at a live picture right now of people leaving that courthouse. we don't know why
over and they're playing defense to prevent against a double-dip recession. >> and the economic numbers are not that great right now, so how do you justify investing in the market knowing, you say market goes up in a slow economy, but what if they're exceeding earnings growth expectations? >> also, when earnings are slower, the market does better. when they grow really fast on an overall basis, that's another time when the market discounts and turns down. so we're in a sweet spot right now for the market. >> one more question to matt cheslock before we let you go. what you expect this last hour here, especially since we have three big earnings reports coming out after the bell tonight. >> is there more than one? i thought it was just apple, actually. >> yes, there is apple, but you also have at&t and yum! brands as well. >> i think we'll focus on europe. the whisper numbers for apple have gotten maybe out of control, but the market has taken so much out of it already, it's poised for upside, i think. >> the expectations are for $10.01 from an apple, but whispernumber.com says it could b
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